The Town of Hamburg Police Department has two K-9 teams consisting of Handler Ptlm. Borowski and K-9 Endy, and Handler Ptlm. Sherry and K-9 Danio.
Endy is a German Shepherd that was imported from Europe in the Summer of 2009. He responds to German commands and lives with his handler when off duty.
K-9 Endy was purchased using drug seizure funds and completed most of his training right here in Western New York. The team is currently certified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and by the North American Police Working Dog Association. The K-9 Unit is required to maintain 16 hours of patrol and narcotics training per month. They often attend many training seminars and workshops throughout the year.
The K-9 Unit is a dual purpose K-9 team capable of sniffing out narcotics and performing many patrol functions. K-9 Endy is trained in tracking, building searches, officer protection, evidence recovery and crowd control. The K-9 Unit often assists the Town of Hamburg Narcotics Unit, the DEA Drug Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Along with helping detect narcotics in local schools, K-9 Endy also makes appearances at various events in the community.
Donations to the unit have helped keep operating costs low. Purina donates dog food and Sewing Technology donated a bullet-proof vest. Lads donated a crate and Great Lakes Concrete poured a pad for Endy's kennel.
Danio is a German Shepherd also imported from Germany, in January of 2016. He responds to German commands and lives with me, Handler Sherry, at home off duty. Danio was also purchased using drug seizure funds and completed his training in WNY. Danio and I continue to perform regular maintenance training locally in addition to any training seminars/workshops we attend. Danio is a dual purpose dog certified in narcotics detection and patrol work by the New York State of Criminal Justice Services. K9 Danio is trained in tracking, building searches, officer protection, evidence recovery, and area searches. He is trained to detect 6 narcotic odors.
In addition to serving the Town of Hamburg, we have assisted several outside agencies and the DEA task force. We regularly attend school searches as well as perform demonstrations at various community policing events.
Danio receives donations of food from Purina and has also received a first aid trauma kit and bulletproof vest from private donors.